Hi, Everybody! I am a programmer in game industry. Recently I focused on Unreal 4 development. I want to buy a desktop for developing in Unreal Engine. But I am not sure about the hardware configurations. So can anyone give me some advice? I have some questions:
Mainboard. I have to decide to use a X570 chipset since it supports PCIe 4.0 data transfer.
- About the CPU. Sould I use Ryzen 3700X or 3900X? Programmer can tolerate 3700X? Or 3700X is enough? Is there any necessity to use 3900X? If I use 3700X CPU for compiling the whold project, will it be too slowly, and 3900X will be much faster?
- About the GPU. Since the NVIDIA RTX 30XX is about to shipping several days later. I plan to buy a second hand GTX970 for use temporarily. Later will transfer to RTX30XX(3070 or 3080). If I want to develop some real-time ray-tracing application. Should I transfer to RTX 30XX or RTX 20XX, or just GTX 16XX is enough? And the speed for different GPU matters?
- About the Storage. Epic recommend SSD storage. So may I use SATA SSD storage with a 6Gb/s transfer speed or higher? Does the seed of SSD matters too much?
I am williing to receive your answers. Thank you very much!